A bright, upbeat and sunny orch pop effort from the man who invented sunny orch pop – free of the dour, troubled undertow of his tortured masterpieces of the late 60s – and lets face it, we want the man healthy so that's a good thing! Brian Wilson composed and arranged with many of the collaborators from his latter day Smile
triumph – with sweet odes to the love, southern Cali, and sunshine
. The arrangements are sweeping and lovely, with rich but unfussy string arrangements, vibes, horns and keys – with poetic spoken narratives written by the one-and-only Van Dyke Parks. Titles include "That Lucky Old Sun
", "Morning Beat", "Room With A View", "Good Kind Of Love", "Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl", "Venice Beach", "Mexican Girl", "Cinco De May" and more.